beauty queen: vanessa hudgens

the perfect holiday party makeup, straight up.

by liza darwin

Even though the holiday party season is in full swing, let's be real: you can always use more options. Thankfully there's Vanessa Hudgens, who gave plenty of inspiration with her slightly minimalist-but-no-less-glam beauty look recently.

The singer and actress sported a slick middle part (which we're already fans of), shimmery champagne eyeshadow, and bright red lipstick. The result is a tried-and-true classic that's effortless, a little bit hippie (thanks to the hair), and about as easy as it gets. Just in time for New Year's Eve planning, get schooled on the look below. 

1. LENGTHEN AND LAYER IT: Shu Uemera Eyelash Curler- $26 and Lancome High Definition Mascara- $27

Curl your lashes, then layer on two coats of Lancome's volumizing mascara on top, and one on the bottom. 

2. BRIGHTEN IT: Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Polyester Bride- $19

HIghlight your eyes by dabbing on silvery shadow on the lids, as well as your inner V for an instant wide awake effect. (After all, the chances of getting a full night's sleep this holiday season: slim to none.)

3. FILL IT: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine in Danger- $34 

This lipstick goes on bright (but not too bright), leaves a luminous finish, and doesn't dry out your lips. Holiday party secret weapon? We think yes.